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Gunny cloath works, Bengal

Gunny cloath works, Bengal

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/4(13)

Item number: 247413

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of a gunny-cloth factory, Bengal, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. View looking towards the open-sided works shed of the gunny cloth factory in Bengal. Gunny cloth, made from Jute fibres, is used in the manufacture of hard-wearing coarse sacking. A 'gunny bag' is a type of sack made to carry heavy or coarse contents.

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